Private Investor, Retired Senior Vice President, Atmel Corporation
Since April 2016, Mr. Skaggs has been a private investor. Previously, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atmel Corporation, a leading supplier of microcontrollers, from May 2013 until its acquisition by Microchip Technology Incorporated in April 2016. Mr. Skaggs has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including serving as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of Lattice Semiconductor, a supplier of programmable logic devices and related software. He was also previously a member of the board of directors of Lattice. Prior to Lattice, Mr. Skaggs was employed by Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he specialized in high-technology product strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings.
He currently serves on the board of directors of IDEX Biometrics ASA. Mr. Skaggs holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Skaggs’ years of executive and management experience in the high-technology industry, including serving as the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of other public companies, his prior service on the board of another publicly held company, and his years of service as a director of Coherent, make him a valuable member of the Board.